Alan Freeman - Wants List!
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One of my aims in life is to try and hear everything that is supposed to be good! That is in the world of prog/experimental/weird music. I wonder if I'm getting there? This list regularly shrinks and grows, and is constantly changing. As always, I welcome suggestions. i.e. anything new that I should know? Before suggesting older stuff, check my collection & other lists on this site, as I may already know it! But, you never know, I'm still amazed by some things I missed!
Excepting those items listed as "Original CD's wanted of these..." I'm not after actual releases unless cheap! There are very few things that I actually want/need for myself. Generally I'm researching, clutching at straws, looking for odd missing items needed for Audion articles, or our various planned Italian and French books, etc. As much of this stuff is liable to be of little or no interest to us, some is sure to be rubbish, a recording/copy is usually adequate. I'm usually just interested in hearing the items below, as a download or CDR copy, and/or we can barter/swap. But, please do not offer us anything that is too crackly or of poor quality.
Are you looking for something? Searching in vain? Why not email me: email@example.com with your wants list? We may be able to come to a swap arrangement! I generally swap physical CD's. But there are other options. Just found Google Drive which is a far more stable way of uploading and sharing. So, if you want to share an album and/or swap, my Gmail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org (zipped 320kbs mp3s for most things, or flac for CD copies) alternatively you can upload via Sendspace or whatever other service you prefer.
Things I'm wanting to hear...
actual product if cheap/reasonable, or a listening copy preferably from a source ex+ or better please!
Albrecht D. - AMSTERDAM OP DE DAM (Reflection Press) 1974, C60
Anor - TASTE OF POMEGRANATE / анор
- obscure USSR 1978,
LP released in 1987 on Melodia С60 26549 004, this is apparently an excellent Mahavishnu-esque fusion from Uzbekistan
Archimedes Badkar - Rumpstek (PTL 01) 1973 EP: Zeke Steppar 8:47 / Oroa Dig Inte, Det Ordnar Sig Aldrig 11:19 - got 1 track from YouTube!
Cheops - EUPHORIA FLIT 1985 cassette - debut cassette by UK space-rock band, almost a decade before their other releases that I have!
Ex Ovo - IN DER RHEIN-MOSEL-HALLE a bootleg?
Gap - GAP (ALM Records ALM-3005) Japan, East Bionic Symphonia related: Kiyohiko Sano, Masami Tada, Masaru Soga, info at... http://hiroyasu-tangerine.blogspot.com/2011/01/blog-post_19.html
Gravity Adjusters Expansion Band - HOLE IN THE SKY (Nocturne Records nr.ds 1)
Liettya Project - STURM (Finland) on Tom Hayes' CD reissue wish list
Nimbus - NIMBUS (private wms 0815) - one of the most obscure Kraut LP's, reputedly fusion in Matching Mole vein
Las Orejas Y La Lengua - EN VIVO EN LA CARBONERA (2001) no working online sources
Pulsar - SORROW IN MY DREAMS (bootleg) 2CD live Angers 27 January 1978
Michael Ranta - MU V – MU VI (ASR – ASR-1001)
Reportaz - W OCZEKIWANIU NA TO SAMO (MC ARS2 005) 1985 cassette only
Rischka's Light Faces - IRIS, INRI, PENCIL AND PSALM (CTR 34694 ST) this library/promotional LP is actually an incognito LP by Wolfgang Dauner Group "Et Cetera" recorded in London in 1970 the day after the Et Cetera LP was finished, or at least that's what the cover says. It's ridiculously rare/expensive to buy. Has anyone got it?
Oskar Sala - ELECTRONIC KALEIDOSCOPE (Wergo SM 1040) LP only soundtracks collection
Kyriakos Sfetsas - SMOG (Scorpios SC 109403/4) 2LP electroacoustic music for a ballet
ALTENA '72 - 2LP (JG 32/ 33) want: Side 1: Michal Urbaniak /
Side 2: Scandinavian New Jazz Group / got Side 3: Etcetera / Side 4: Karl Berger Company
FESTIVAL DU SON - 3LP (Continental Edison CE 1/2/3) with rare Exmagma, Nyl, Alain Renaud, Bali-Barong, Trompette Soleil, Beethoven.
Acid Mothers Temple SWR, Manitatsu, Acid Mothers Guru Guru - Guru Guru Fest 2010, CD Chaotic Noise Recordings CHAOTIC-009 - limited edition release from Japan
Things I used to have, and would like to
Chronicle - LIVE AT WHISKY A-GO-GO (Express – TOCT-11414) CD reissue
Musik Werks - SONGS YOU'VE NEVER HEARD BEFORE
Musik Werks - INTERSKETCHES - I have the cassette anthology release
Eberhard Schoener - THE BOOK (Ariola 28 706 IU) - great album I recall, but pressings were lousy
Original CD's wanted of these...
Atlantic Drone - A VIVIFIED SUGAR CUBE EXPLAINS THE UNIVERSE (if a CD exists)
ZAO - AT FEST DU SON: LIVE IN PARIS 1975 - only a pricey Japanese issue :( hoping the quality's good!
at reasonable prices
I have, but need a better copy...
Alberti, Fredi - TRANCE PARENZ (14m) EP, 1981 ethnic Deuter/Embryo territory
- this turns out to be missing the last track.
Actually called "Klänge aus dem Engelsraum" on Trance Parenz series. Anyone got it? swap pending
The Fourth Way - THE SUN AND MOON HAVE COME TOGETHER -
Japanese CD exists (I have a scratchy LP) swap arrived - was an LP rip but good copy, was easy to remaster
Adrian Wagner - DISTANCES BETWEEN US (Atlantic: LP) I have an original LP which is now well-worn & crackly (badly worn sizzle on the Mellotron too), so I need a recording from a mint or ex+ LP, not from the Music Suite CD which is remixed & ruined! The downloads I've found (inc. the Mutant Sounds one) are from the remixed CD (note: instant clues are the added electronic percussion and sound effects)!!!
Stomu Yamash'ta - IROHA: TEN/CHI - I have the RVC: 2LP, but would love to get a flac rip of the Japanese CD reissue. I can't believe how obscure the CD's are of this! All web links I've found are dead!
Cranium Pie - WHITE BAG BOOTLEG (?) CD-R - found several tracks, interesting stuff
Holy River Family Band - TRIO (-) CDR Bear Mountain / Dream
Passage / The Force Comes From... swap arrived
Art Zoyd - Live Á Vandoeuvre 1983
Ax Genrich - Wuerzburg 2009-11-28
Kraftwerk (Organisation) - 08/04/1970 - Karlsruhe - Germany
Frank Zappa & The Hot Rats Band - 1970-02-08 - San Diego, The Sports
Zappa / Mothers - 1970 05 09, Fillmore East, New York, NY 80 min,
Zappa / Mothers - 1970 05 15, "Contempo '70", Pauley
Pavilion, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 100 min, Aud, B
Frank Zappa - 1973 11-18 Waterloo Canada SBD
Toto Blanke's Electric Circus - Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart - Villa Berg 31 March 1980
Ibliss - Moers Festival June 1972
John Peel / Top Gear Sessions
Other BBC shows
Anyone got listings and/or know of sessions from "The Sequence" on "Sounds of the 70's" show?
Old Grey Whistle Test
"in the studio"...
"Jazz on Four: Crossing Borders" (Channel 4 TV) 1983 programmes on: Fred Frith, Ron Geesin, Brian Godding
Tonkraft Radio, Sweden...
VARIOUS ARTISTS Progglådan = 40 CD Box = 1999 SEK / £200
From Pop 2, INA France...
In fact, if you have any live recordings or radio sessions (of fine quality) that may be of interest, let me know!
German/Krautrock things we still need to
French 1970/80's acts of possible interest and/or need to hear...
Claude Alvarez-Pereyre - EGRÉGORE (RCA PL 37285) 1979 ex Alpha Ralpha that could be of interest
Roger Bellon - ROGER BELLON (RCA Victor ) 1977 - Balance series jazz-rock with Magma connections
Petites Annonces - LP (BB 33.33) 1981 - quite nice jazz-fusion with Verdeaux brothers based on the 1 YouTube track, so Iwonder if the rest is any better, or is it all this level? An mp3 of this will suffice.
Metabolisme - Highway / Over You (1979) non LP! 7" single
L'Association Des Musiciens Et Artistes De Touraine Presente "live in Tours 1977" (Disques Barrier 11001) 2LP 1977 - Les Anges Noirs / Avalanche / Deep Feeeling Blues Band / Novelo "Tandava"
Clues and more info welcome. Some of the musicians we
know as members of bands, but not solo.
Ananke - Veprabilly/C'ui qui l'dit qui y'est - pop/prog? Musea: Quatuor de Dijon, ANANKE produit un
jazz-rock technique, virtuose et teinté d'humour. Le 45 tours "Veprabilly/C'ui
Qui L'Dit Qui Y Est" (1982) peut évoquer les oeuvres de Frank ZAPPA ou
ZAO, tout en empruntant à Albert MARCOEUR et ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN leur
fantaisie et leur goût du pastiche.
Croque Mitaine - LA CHANSON DU FOU - apparently akin to Malicorne, so should be worth investigating! Found a picture, seems we've had it in the past & didn't keep
label from Japan...
If you know of any brilliant albums that aren't in our collection, wants, or other pages on this site, then we'd like to know!
You see, there are bound to be other awesome revelations like The Beat Of The Earth (whom we'd never heard of until very recently),
who turn out to be pre-Friendsound (same organist), or Japanese esoterica like Kimio Mizutani or People, and we only just recently
discovered there was a third Atila album. There's bound to be many other things we're missing. (written 2007)
Our basic tastes are Krautrock, experimental/cosmic/space-rock, the more unusual (less vocal) end of prog, jazz-rock (more solo driven,
rock & ethnic spiced, rather than fiddly/technical), non-genre electronic and cross-culture, 1970's Euro-rock/prog, some synth, ethnic, etc.
Some favourite bands? What do we already have? See our collection list!
What do we already know? Check the A-Z list of over 4,700 prog & experimental artists in our UT Web Encyclopedia!
Note: Some items on this page we may have previously had but forgot about. A small front cover jpg may jog my memory!
Do you have anything that we're after? Contact me by email to discuss: email@example.com